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My Chemical Romance Surprise Fans With First New Music In 8 Years

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My Chemical Romance —perhaps one of the most beloved and esteemed bands of the bygone emo era —just returned in a big way. Killjoys can rejoice in knowing that Gerard Way and the rest of the boys are back together, and they just dropped their first song in eight years. The band dropped the track just as they are gearing up to hit the road on their long-awaited comeback tour.

The Kings Of Emo Are Back With A New Track

The epic six-minute song, The Foundations of Decay, is the first track the kings of emo have released since 2014’s Fake Your Death, which appeared on their post-humous greatest hits album, May Death Never Stop You.

The track is produced by Doug McKean—who previously worked with the band on their career-defining 2006 classic The Black Parade—as well as frontman Gerard and guitarist Ray Toro. Check it out below.

Billboard described the song as a "full-blown headbanger with all the anthemic force of MCR’s beloved 2006 track Welcome to the Black Parade,” further adding that the song "surges between electric guitar-stamped rage fests and simmering moments of storytelling."

The Band Will Finally Kick Off Their Comeback Tour After Years Of Delays

The rockers surprised fans with the hypnotic track just days before they kick off their long-awaited comeback tour in the United Kingdom on May 16.

 

The tour was first announced in January 2020 and scheduled for June. Unfortunately, the world came to a grinding halt as the global pandemic spread. The band rescheduled the dates for Summer 2021, only for the dates to get pushed back again as the pandemic lingered. Thankfully, those emo fans still rocking their bangs were able to hide their eyes as they cried.

“We are deeply sad, but those emotions are only a fraction of the depth of feeling we have all experienced watching the suffering and loss of the past year. We just want to be as sure as we can be that everyone is safe. Refunds will be offered to anyone who wants them. We are sorry if this is disappointing, and we REALLY can’t wait to see you in 2022.”